'You Don't Know Me': 5 things you didn't know about Samuel Adewunmi

The British actor has won Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards


                            'You Don't Know Me': 5 things you didn't know about Samuel Adewunmi
Samuel Adewunmi in a still from 'You Don't Know Me' (BBC)
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Netflix is a place you go to whatever your mood is. The streaming giant has a movie for every mood and every season. And now, the platform is back with a new British four-part courtroom series to keep you glued to your seats.

The upcoming series titled 'You Don't Know Me' is based on the 2017 crime novel of the same name by Imran Mahmood. Bustle first revealed that Netflix had acquired the rights to the mini-series back in November 2021, noting that it will be “heading to Netflix not too long after its UK release.” The series went on to release on the BBC iPlayer in the UK in full on December 5, 2021.

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Who is Samuel Adewunmi?

The British actor was brought up in Maiden Lane Estate just north of King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the same estate where 'Tin Luck' was filmed. He studied at the Identity School of Acting and has won Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards as well as receiving a Best Actor nomination for his role in the film 'The Last Tree' (2019). 

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The actor has also made appearances in television dramas such as 'The Watch' (2020) as Carcer Dun, 'Angela Black' (2021) as Ed/ Theo, 'Born A King' (2019) as Marzouq, 'Lucky Man' (2018) as Kit. The actors exact name and age are not revealed yet but we do know his roots are from Britain. Samuel's first performance in the television was 'The Missing' in 2014. He was also nominated for Best Actor in the National Film Awards UK. Adewunmi played Benedict in 'Dixi'.

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What is 'You Don't Know Me' about?

The series is a courtroom drama that is an adaptation of the 2017 novel of the same name written by Imran Mahmood. It was adapted for television by Tom Edge, the writer of 'Vigil'. It is about a young man, who has been accused of murder and the evidence is overwhelming. But at his trial, the man tells an extraordinary story.

The original synopsis reads, "Hero, a young man from south London, is in the dock for murder. The prosecution barrister relates damning evidence to him in the closing speech. Hero decides he wants to tell his own story, rather than the version that his barrister decided was in his best interests and exercises his right to present his own closing speech. He fires his barrister and tells the jury that he is innocent, sharing a very different sequence of events that placed a law-abiding car salesman in the frame for murder."

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Catch the show on Netflix on June 17, 2022.



 

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